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Jennifer Tracey | 17:00 UK time, Saturday, 3 May 2008

What did you think of the show? The stories we covered this week.

Rising cost of heating oil
We investigated why the price of home heating oil has risen so dramatically and if there are any alternatives for the 1.5 million UK households affected.

The media blackout surrounding the Olympic torch's journey to the summit of Mount Everest. More on the blog here.

Net neutrality
How so-called traffic shaping would impact our ability to fully access the internet.Read about net neutrality.

Film director Wim Wenders recommended his top websites.

Mr Blog
Chris mentioned Alex Strick van Linschoten who's blogging his travels to Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq and the north Caucasus over the next 4 years for a book on Sufism.

Happy birthday spam
To 'celebrate' spam's 30th birthday, we spoke to Richard Jones, who has kept all the spam he received since 1997. His online archive is here.

If there's a story you think we should look at for next week's programme, or if you have ideas on the stories we currently have in production, let us know.

You can suggest a story on the blog or email: ipm { at } bbc.co.uk

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